Per instructions from the City of La Crosse, all City of La Crosse staff and visitors are now required to wear a mask or cloth face-covering that covers their mouth and nose when inside a City of La Crosse building.
Patrons requesting materials will now receive electronic or phone notification that their items are available. Once a patron receives their hold notification, they can come to the Main St. Library to pick up their items during our current hours: Mon-Tue; Thu-Fri: 10am - 6pm; Sat: 1 - 5pm. For additional details on changes to the pickup/returns process, please click here.
What's your library story? The La Crosse Public Library is collecting impact statements that may be useful in demonstrating the collective value of our public library to community members and other stakeholders. Please submit your impact story using this brief form by July 31. If you would prefer to write your response, printed copies will be available at the Main Library. A link to a printable form can also be found here.
For a statement from the Library Board of Directors regarding the recent city-wide budget shortfall, please click here.
This month our featured nonprofit is the American Standardbred Adoption Program (ASAP). This local organization was founded in 1994 with the mission to honor and serve the people and horses within the harness racing industry. They work to help rehome horses to qualified families once the horses have finished their racing careers. They also help rescue and provide sanctuary for abandoned, abused or neglected horses of all breeds.
ASAP is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Wisconsin. They also have foster farms in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and other states across the nation. They do not charge any horse owners for the cost of rehoming their horses. Service fees are contributed by qualified adoptive families. For more information on this group or to offer a donation, please visit their website or Facebook page.
Information about donating or adopting a race horse:
Tax write-offs up to $7,500 are available for donating a race horse through ASAP
ASAP provides free hauling from track or stabling site to one of their farms
ASAP does thorough screenings of potential adoptive families who may want to take a Standardbred into their hearts and homes
Some Standardbreds live out their days at the official ASAP farm
Standardbreds are rehabbed and most are retrained to saddle as pleasure horses
Standardbreds make wonderful trail horses or therapy horses